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Punctuation helps Sioux Falls newspaper win lawsuit over access to court records

By S. Laney Griffo | Oct 10, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of South Dakota ruled in favor of a newspaper in its case against the city of Sioux Falls on Sept. 20.

Court denies Tradewinds' second motion to dismiss case over 'all natural' label

By S. Laney Griffo | Sep 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California Philip S. Gutierrez has denied an iced tea maker’s motion to dismiss a first amended consolidated complaint. The court ruled Sept. 5.

Santa Barbara Airlines alleges fee was disclosed, seeks dismissal of suit

By S. Laney Griffo | Sep 15, 2017

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Venezuelan airline company is fighting a case filed by three Florida customers over allegations of breach of contract.

Rockstar fighting lawsuit over the amount of Roasted in can

By S. Laney Griffo | Sep 13, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An energy drink company is fighting an Oregon consumer’s allegations that the company falsely advertised how much liquid was in a can of its beverage.

Attorney says California's meal and break laws 'hard for small businesses'

By S. Laney Griffo | Jun 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California labor and employment attorney says the state's meal and break laws are a struggle for many types of businesses to meet.

Utah SC upholds denial of Tesla UT to sell new vehicles

By S. Laney Griffo | Apr 21, 2017

The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Utah Tax Commission to deny Tesla Motors UT a license to sell new motor vehicles.

Appellate court upholds summary judgment in wrongful death case of Jehovah's Witness patient

By S. Laney Griffo | Apr 20, 2017

A Washington state appellate court denied an appeal of summary judgment in a woman’s medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit.

Spokeo decision may not protect magazine sellers who violate VRPA

By S. Laney Griffo | Apr 4, 2017

A Michigan court ruled the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins will not protect alleged violators of Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act (VRPA).

Maine Supreme Court rules 'business necessity' standard used in age discrimination cases

By S. Laney Griffo | Mar 27, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Court has issued an answer in a disparate age discrimination evaluation question from a federal court.

Ky. bill would prevent medical peer reviews from being used as evidence in malpractice cases

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 22, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A new bill that would limit access for plaintiffs in medical malpractice suits to hospital peer reviews as evidence has passed the Kentucky Senate.

Ky. bill requiring review of medical malpractice claims idling in House

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 14, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A bill requiring an independent panel to review medical malpractice claims has successfully moved from the Kentucky Senate floor to the House, but has not progressed in more than a month.

Animal Welfare Institute claims USDA did not respond to petition regarding humane slaughter practices

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 10, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An animal rights group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging the agency has ignored its petition asking for more humane treatment of livestock.

Advocacy group, Arizona attorney general both file lawsuits regarding ADA violations

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 30, 2016

Advocates for Individuals With Disabilities Foundation (AIDF) is suing Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to make Brnovich investigate thousands of alleged Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations.

Ohio lawmaker opposes term limits for state Supreme Court justices

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 23, 2016

COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has certified a petition that would impose terms limits on the state Supreme Court.

California court proposes third party funding disclosure amendment

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 22, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)  - The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has proposed a rule that would require parties in civil cases to disclose if they are receiving third-party funding.

IMDb lawsuit over celebrities' ages sparks First Amendment issues

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - IMDb.com has sued the State of California for enforcing a bill that prohibits the website from publishing celebrities’ ages and birthdays.

After NLRB gives job back to man fired for racism, appeal follows

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 1, 2016

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is preparing to hear the appeal of a company being forced to rehire a striking employee who was fired for yelling racist comments at replacement workers.

Class actions proceed after FDA decides evaporated cane juice is sugar

By S. Laney Griffo | Nov 29, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Following the Federal Drug Administration’s May ruling on the use of term evaporated cane juice (ECJ) on products, courts will begin hearing lawsuits involving over the ingredient.

FCC must decide whether efaxes are covered under TCPA

By S. Laney Griffo | Nov 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — With ever-changing technologies, companies are constantly looking for new ways to reach consumers but are also interested in protecting themselves from lawsuits.

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